What Does GAY BEAR Mean?

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GAY BEAR means "Someone who expects a stock to decline or a stock shorter." In the financial market, a bear is a person who expects a stock to decline.

Many traders dislike bears because they're people who make money from other people's misery (when a stock declines). The opposite of a bear is a bull. A bull is someone who expects a stock to rise. In other words, a bear sees the glass as half empty, while a bull sees it a half full.

Due to the use of "bear" and "bull" on Reddit's WallStreetBets (WSB), a subreddit about stock market bets full of memes and slang terms, the bears are commonly referred to as "gay bears" and bull are referred to as "bull gang." When "gay" was added to the term "bear," it grew to mean wanting to profit off of a stock going down.

Gay bear is typically denoted with an LGBT flag and a bear emoji.

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When I write GAY BEAR, I mean this:

meaning of GAY_BEAR

A GAY BEAR is a stock shorter or someone who expects a stock to decline.

Summary of Key Points

"Someone who expects a stock to decline or a stock shorter" is the most common definition for GAY BEAR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Someone who expects a stock to decline or a stock shorter
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GAY BEAR in Sentences

Here are examples of GAY BEAR being used in conversations:
  • Harry: A hedge fund bought a bunch of GME stock because they knew it'd decline.
  • Harvey: They're such GAY BEARS!

An Academic Look at GAY BEAR

GAY BEAR is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word).

Example of GAY BEAR Used in a Text

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